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Application Process

Come to Derryfield to be transformed. Your passions will guide the change.
Welcome to the 2020-21 admission season! Complete your interview and begin your Ravenna admission application by October 30 and we will waive your $50 application fee. We can't wait to meet you!

Step 1: Inquire Online

Please complete and submit the Online Inquiry Form. This will add your family to our mailing list to receive information and invitations to school events. Families with more than one child interested in applying should submit a separate online inquiry for each child.

Step 2: Register for an Event

Please jump to our Visit page to see the wide variety of on-campus and virtual visit experiences available to students and families.

Step 3: Start your Application

Domestic Applicants: Please click on the link below to complete our online application through Ravenna Solutions. When you arrive at the page you will be asked to create an account, at which point you will be able to look up Derryfield in the “School Directory” and complete the application. For any technical questions about Ravenna, please contact them directly by following the instructions on the login page. We understand that this year may present unique challenges to the application process. Please contact us directly to discuss any concerns.

International Applicants: Derryfield works directly with an agency for students from China or elsewhere in Eastern Asia. If you are applying from one of these countries, please contact New Oasis International Education before starting an application. If you are applying from outside of this territory, please click on the link below to complete our international student online application through Ravenna Solutions.

Standardized Test Scores:
Students must take the SSAT as part of the admission process. Please go to the SSAT website to see all of the options available this year, including on-site, at-home, and paper-based testing. The Derryfield School is offering SSAT testing on Tuesday, October 13 and Saturday, October 31 for students applying to Derryfield. Please call our office (603-669-4525, option 3) for more information. In addition to the SSAT, we also encourage families to share other testing results (SAS, Terra Nova, Iowa, etc.). Please book your test as early as possible in the admission process!

Equitable Tuition: See our Affording Derryfield page for information and steps to apply.

Step 4: Book an Interview

An interview is a required part of the admission process and families currently have the option of scheduling an on-campus interviews or conducting the interviews via Zoom. Unfortunately, we cannot provide tours of campus at the same time as interviews. Please see our Tour Options.

To book interviews, contact us at admission@derryfield.org or 603-669-4525, option 3, to schedule a time for both a student interview and a parent chat. Please consider days in your calendar when your family can be available from 8:00-9:00 a.m., 9:00-10:00 a.m., 12:00-1:00 p.m., 1:00-2:00 p.m., or 3:00-4:00 p.m. Applicant and parent/guardian interviews are separate and each lasts 30 minutes. 

Prior to your interview, please create a Ravenna account and begin the parent application as outlined in Step 4 below. You are not required to complete the application before your appointment, but getting started helps us to keep track of your application status!

Step 5: Notification

Each year, the Admission Office publishes decisions on Ravenna on March 10 (for applications submitted by February 1). Admitted students have until April 10 to submit enrollment contracts and tuition deposits. Admitted students will have the opportunity to attend re-visit events before they must decide (admitted student days are in early April after our students return from spring break).

After February 1, completed applications will be reviewed and considered as quickly as possible. Decisions will be communicated personally and released on Ravenna when ready. If admitted, students in the rolling admission process have two weeks to formally enroll.

Application Guidelines for Home Schooled Students
Please download our Guidelines for Homeschool Applicants to understand these unique requirements.

Nondiscrimination Clause

The Derryfield School encourages applications from and prohibits discrimination against any applicant or student because of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category which may be protected by applicable state or federal law. Students with disabilities who are qualified to fulfill the Derryfield program will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

The Derryfield School

2108 River Road, Manchester, NH 03104     p: 603.669.4524     f: 603.625.9715